Mills Peak Singletrack Extension Grand Opening Trail Daze – May 19

We are beyond excited to announce that after the March Miracle winter, the new Mills Peak Singletrack Extension is ready to roll! So, we thought we’d throw a big party to celebrate – shocker, right?

This will be a celebration of EPIC proportions and a weekend-long event as we thank our partners, the USFS Beckwourth District, Sierra County, Plumas County, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, State Proposition 40, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, Eastern Plumas Parks and Recreation, TRAC, Graeagle Land & Water, Graeagle Market, Brewing Lair, Ibis, Ron and Melinda Heard and you – our hardworking volunteers and members who helped make this day possible. There will be digging. There will be delicious food and icy cold beverages. There will be camping and luxurious lodging. There will be speeches. There will be fun and laughs for the whole family. And there will be legit Yuba Expeditions shuttles to the top of Mills Peak for the first time ever after six years of pursuing a permit!

Here’s what’s on tap for the weekend:

CAMPING/LODGING

Overnight camping is available for volunteers both Friday and Saturday nights in Graeagle. Or step-up your game and stay at the Nakoma Resort – they’re offering a special room rate of $125 double occupancy/1 night or $240 double occupancy/2 nights just for this event. Call 877.462.5662 or this link: https://nakomaresort.com/mills-peak-trail-daze/ to make your reservation.

 

SATURDAY

8:30am – Meet at Graeagle Green for coffee and bagels (this is grass park located in center of town on Hwy 89 by the Graeagle Store – good people, with fine meats)

8:55am – Welcome and safety talk

9:00am – Grab a lunch and depart to work sites

1:30pm – Trail work wraps-up

2:00pm – Regroup at Mills Peak Trailhead for Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – location: Mills Peak Trailhead off of Mohawk Chapman Road. 1 mile up Gold Valley Highway, take a left on Mohawk Chapman then 1 mile to the trailhead.

3:00pm – BBQ and cold beverages at Graeagle Green

6:00pmAn Evening with The Commute Crew: Join us at Nakoma’s Altitude recreation center to hear about The Commute Crew’s week-long, 400+ mile mountain bike adventures connecting Lake Tahoe to San Francisco and Salt Lake City to Moab. Kurt Gensheimer (aka The Angry Singlespeeder) and James Adamson will recount how they completed these two epic mountain bike adventures through video and photography, inspiring us to get outside, seek new adventures and explore.  

8:00pm – The party continues at the Altitude bar – Nakoma’s swanky recreation center for their guests features a 20-seat movie theater, climbing wall, fitness center, spa, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, children’s center with outdoor play area, teen area with video games and gaming tables, meeting space and a bar and bistro. Bring the family, the kiddos get to play and so do you.

 

SUNDAY

9:00am to 2pm – Yuba Expeditions shuttles to the top of Mills Peak. Volunteers who work on Saturday will receive FREE shuttles! We will have the sign-up list onsite on Saturday during trail work so you can secure your spot. Others who choose not to do trail work can shuttle for $20/person. 

Whenever You’re Tired pm – Go home when your legs can’t take it anymore, or if mom is expecting you for dinner at a certain time.

RSVP! It’s Free! And it helps us to plan for everyone.

 

Questions? Contact Mandy at mandy@sierratrails.org. Can’t stay for the whole time? That’s ok, come out to help even for an hour or two and make your mark on history.